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jcronic420

NAS Hard Drive For Playing/Storing Movies

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A 6TB NAS HDD is $170. A 2TB HDD is $100. My question is there a reason I can't use a NAS HDD for playing movies on my pc. Online I keep seeing nas is more expensive (but its not) and more used for 24/7 use. So shouldn't a nas hdd be more reliable over time than a traditional hdd? I plan to turn my pc off every other day/sometimes everyday. I would like more space than my current two 2tb hybrid drives. Will also be using ssd for operating system. Thanx

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23 hours ago, jcronic420 said:

Online I keep seeing nas is more expensive

Generally, NAS drives are more expensive than normal HDD because it is designed for 24 hours operation and usually have a little higher cache (256MB typical). It could be because of the recent virus pandemic that might drive the normal 2TB HDD price so high. A 2TB HDD (be it WD Blue or Seagate) cost about USD60 last few months.

 

On 4/2/2020 at 4:49 PM, jcronic420 said:

My question is there a reason I can't use a NAS HDD for playing movies on my pc.

I don't see any reason it can't play movies in your PC. The drive should work perfectly fine.

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